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Good People

(Gente de bien)
Colombia, 2014

Spanish with English subtitles | Rated PG

Ten-year-old Eric finds himself almost overnight living in a grungy quarter of downtown Bogotá with his father, Gabriel, whom he barely knows. Gabriel is a carpenter by trade, but struggles to make ends meet.  He works doing odd jobs for Maria Isabel, an upper middle class woman with children of her own, who takes an interest in their situation. Over the Christmas holidays she invites them to come to stay at her family's luxurious country villa. But tensions soon begin to crackle between the owners and their guests, exposing the gap between festive pieties about Christian charity and the starker realities of the class structure. Stephen Dalton

“Featured in the Cannes Critics’ Week... director Franco Lolli’s debut feature is a powerful, poignant example of contemporary South American social realism.” Palm Springs IFF

La historia se enfoca en Eric, un niño de 10 años, quien es mandado a vivir con su padre, que tiene dificultades para mantenerlo. Su padre hace arreglos ocasionales en casas. Una de sus empleadoras es María Isabel, quien les tiene a Eric y a su papá un afecto especial y los acoge. Es así como ella los invita a pasar la navidad junto a su familia. Pero las tensiones salen a relucir pronto entre la adinerada familia y los pobres invitados, exponiendo la división social  y económica que los separa.

7:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Franco Lolli (b. 1983, Bogotá, Colombia) studied at La Fémis Film School in France. He directed the short films Como todo el mundo (Grand Prix of Clermont-Ferrand, 2008) and Rodri (Directors’ Fortnight, 2012). Gente de bien was selected in 40 film festivals and won the Horizons Special Jury Prize at San Sebastián.


Director: Franco Lolli
Writers: Franco Lolli, Catherine Paillé, Virginie Legeay
Producer: Grégoire Debailly
Cinematographer: Oscar Durán
Editors: Nicolas Desmaison, Julie Duclaux
Cast: Brayan Santamaría, Carlos Fernando Pérez, Alejandra Borrero, Santiago Martínez, Sofía Rivas

FIDAAC - Travelling Colombian Media Arts Festival